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Protecting the data on your flash drive or USB memory stick with BitLocker drive encryption is a smart move to ensure that your information is not available to anyone who gets their hands on your drive. While it does take a while to encrypt the data, after the initial setup, you will have no trouble using the encrypted drive. All you have to do to access the data on your USB memory stick is to enter the password you configured. Here’s how:
USB memory sticks, also known as flash drives, are very convenient when it comes to transporting data. Their tiny size allows you to carry them unnoticed in a pocket or on a key ring, while their storage capacity allows you to store anything including videos, documents, presentations, applications, system recovery tools and even operating systems. Unfortunately, the small size that makes them so useful also makes them easy to lose, which can put any sensitive information you have stored on them at risk. To protect your data, and yourself, you can use BitLocker To Go, a feature of Windows that encrypts your data to prevent unauthorized viewing. Without your password, smart card or recovery key, your data will be indecipherable to anyone who finds your flash drive. Here’s how to protect any USB memory stick by using encryption “to go:”
The Windows Firewall is a silent tool that keeps our systems safe from all kinds of network threats and has been included in each version of Windows for the last decade. Because it is a silent ally, doing most of its work in the background, few users interact with it on a regular basis, and even fewer know what this tool is and how it works. That's why, in this article, we will explain what the Windows Firewall is, what it does, how to find it and how to enable it or disable it, depending on whether you want to use it or not. Let’s get started:
GlassWire is security software that monitors your network activity and lets you block any suspicious activity, by using its internal firewall. Moreover, it promises to deliver its services in an elegant manner and through a beautiful interface. While it is not a full security solution, it can be helpful when you need to analyze what's going on your network. We were quite curious how GlassWire works, and after using it for about a week, we are ready to share our findings with you, in this detailed review:
Having multiple user accounts logged in on your Windows 10 computer can make swapping between them faster, but it can also waste system resources as your computer is forced to maintain two separate environments in memory. If you want the chance to weigh the benefits of this action against the costs, the Task Manager can help. Check out the Users tab to view which user accounts are logged in and see how much of your resources are being used to maintain them. You can also use this tool to close the apps opened by another user or even log them out. Let’s see how it works.
Microsoft has introduced a new way of signing into your Microsoft account that doesn’t involve typing your password. All you have to do is approve the sign in on your smartphone, after entering your email address. This feature works when using the Microsoft Authenticator app for Android and iOS. Here’s how to stop using passwords for your Microsoft account and rely on your smartphone instead:
Security is essential in any digital environment, so to make it easier for users to manage permissions and other user accounts, Windows offers a useful feature called user groups. Although it may seem a bit intimidating at first, this feature is not that hard to understand and use, and it might just save you a lot of time and energy when managing multiple accounts. Let's get into some more detail and see what user groups are and how you can use them to your advantage, on any computer with Windows:
Just as with any other operating system, to use a Windows computer or device, you need a user account. This is one of those concepts that a lot of us take for granted and we believe we know what it is and what it does. But do you know everything there is to know? This guide will share the detailed definition of the user account, the username, and their attributes. You will also learn how to list all the user accounts that exist on any system with Windows and how to see which users are signed in at the same time.
Since Windows 10 is now one of the most used operating systems in the world, we thought it would be useful and informative to take a closer look at how it uses Microsoft accounts. As we all know, when you add a user account to Windows 10, you get to choose between using a local offline account or a Microsoft online account. The idea behind this setup is that if you want to take advantage of all the new Windows 10 features and modern apps, you are required to use a Microsoft online account. This creates a rift between the two types of user experiences and it’s frustrating for the people who like and want to use local offline accounts and don’t want to be beholden to an online account. It seems however that Microsoft is not that deaf to users’ needs and expectations. Hence the latest versions of Windows 10, including Creators Update, come with a more relaxed policy on user accounts. Let's try to understand what the differences are between these two types of accounts in Windows.
When you install Windows 10 or set it up for the first time, the operating system invites you to configure and use a Microsoft account. However, during the setup process, you only get to configure one Microsoft account. What if you need to use more than one Microsoft account on your Windows 10 PC? What if you want to create a new user account on your PC, using a Microsoft account? If you want to add a Microsoft account to your Windows 10 computer or device, here’s how it is done: